RE­UNION FOR FRIENDS ‘SIS­TERS’

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Friends star Jennifer Anis­ton is com­ing back to tele­vi­sion and she’s part­ner­ing with Reese Witherspoon. The pair will star in and pro­duce a be­hind-the-scenes drama se­ries about a TV morn­ing show. Witherspoon, who won an Os­car for her role in Walk the Line, made a TV splash last sea­son with Emmy-win­ning se­ries Big Lit­tle Lies, which she starred in and pro­duced with Ni­cole Kid­man.

The new se­ries marks a TV re­union for its stars: Witherspoon ( right) and Anis­ton ( left) played sis­ters on an episode of Friends. Land­ing the buzzed-about project rep­re­sents a coup for the Ap­ple stream­ing ser­vice, which says it’s or­dered two sea­sons but hasn’t an­nounced the show’s ti­tle, re­lease date or whether the shows will be dis­trib­uted on iTunes or a dif­fer­ent plat­form.

The se­ries is de­scribed as “an in­side look at the lives of the peo­ple who help Amer­ica wake up in the morn­ing, ex­plor­ing the unique chal­lenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily tele­vised rit­ual.”

It will draw on Top of the Morn­ing: In­side the Cut­throat World of Morn­ing TV by CNN cor­re­spon­dent Brian Stel­ter. The 2013 book re­lates the ri­valry be­tween NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.

Stel­ter is a con­sul­tant on the drama, and Jay Car­son ( House of Cards) is writ­ing the pi­lot and is an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer along with Witherspoon and Anis­ton.

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